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Education and Psychology of the Exceptional Child - EDUC 390 Resource Guide: Lesson Planning Template

The study of teaching children with exceptionalities.

Lesson Plan Template

Lesson Plan Template –Direct instruction Model




Subject Area:


Lesson Plan Title:




Anticipatory Set:  (List specific statements and/or activities you will use to focus students on the lesson for the day.)




Purpose:  (For the student’s benefit, justify/explain why this lesson needs to be learned.)




Input:  (What information is essential for the student to know before beginning the lesson? Detail how this will be communicated.)




Model:  (Describe how you will be modeling essential skills/information.)




Check for Understanding:  (Identify strategies to be used to determine if students have learned the objectives.  A rubric may be substituted for the Check for Understanding.




Guided Practice:  (List all activities which will be used to guide students’ practice and provide a time frame for completing the practice.)

Closure:  (How will you bring the day’s lesson to an end.  Are there provisions for review or evaluation?)




Independent Practice:  (List small group or center activities, homework/seatwork assignments to be sure that students have mastered the objectives without teacher guidance.)